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Re: iceberg lettuce, cabbage, kale, etc.

Posted by Michael L on 6/06/05
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    On 6/06/05, Amy wrote:
    > I read that iceberg lettuce, cabbage, kale, and some other
    > green leafy veggies shouldn't be given to birds. Can
    > someone tell me why? I haven't given any to my bird yet
    > but, was just wondering. Thanks!

    There are so many things that are out on the net and in some
    books that reek of misinformation.
    Dark leafy greens, such as kale, collards, mustards, turnips,
    spinach, etc. are wonderful sources of vitamins and minerals
    for your birds.
    Cabbage, is fine too. Iceberg lettuce is nutritionally
    worthless to both man and beast. If you are compelled to
    feed a lettuce, make it romaine.
    Broccoli and peppers are two other good vegetables.
    Actually there are more good than bad ones to consider.

    Michael L